Second Deadly Blast Hits Southern Russian City


Updated: 12:34 p.m. EST

A second suspected terrorist attack in the southern Russian city of Volgograd killed at least 14 people and injured many more early on Monday. The blast on a trolleybus came just one day after 17 people were killed in a suicide bombing at the city’s central train station.

The latest explosion occurred near a market in the Dzerzhinsky neighborhood, about 400 miles northeast of the city of Sochi, where the 2014 Winter Olympic Games will be held in February. The Kremlin is concerned that Chechen and other Islamic militants from the North Caucasus may be intensifying attacks ahead of the Olympics, and President Vladimir Putin has intensified security nationwide, Reuters reports. It’s still unclear why the city was targeted, though it has a symbolic significance as the location, under its former name of Stalingrad, of a turning-point battle against the Germans in World War II.

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